PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - “Welcome to Sheen’s Korner,” Charlie Sheen said as he welcomed more than 100,000 viewers to his show on ustream.tv
Sheen has had his ups and downs in the media world. But it is a little tough to figure out which one it is right now.
His hit CBS show, Two and a Half Men was temporarily cancelled, so he created his own show.
“We’re going to give you snapshot views of what you’ll be seeing week to week day to day,” promised Sheen at the beginning of his show.
The actor was one of the highest paid actors in television at $1.8 million an episode. Then his world came crashing down. Reports surfaced of cocaine and alcohol binges. He ranted against his employers, and they cancelled the rest of this season of Two and a Half Men. And recently he lost custody of his twin sons to his ex-wife Brooke Mueller, an early target of his internet rant.
“I need to give a bit shout to my kids. If mommy’s around, tell her it’s on!”
Yet the man is getting more media attention now than he ever has before.
Sirius Radio set up a 24 hour limited-run channel devoted to the circus that has become Charlie Sheen’s life. They called it Tiger Blood. It comes after Sheen’s Twitter account gained record breaking popularity.
A Philadelphia radio station, Wired 96.5 FM, even flew a plane over his house with a phone number to get him to call in. And he did!
In one of many bizarre moments during the ustream.tv broadcast, Sheen said, “I want you to go to your window, open it up, and chant with us. Winning! Winning! Winning!”
Sheens’ life has become a public spectacle in a media world that doesn’t allow for privacy. But as Charlie has shown, he is not interested in the quiet life.
More than 100,000 people tuned in to the ustream.tv broadcast.
Reported by Oren Liebermann, CBS 3